One of the main tenets of human-centered design is collaboration. Co-design deepens our empathy for others, increases our understanding of the challenges people face, and enables stakeholders to create solutions that truly meet their needs.
At first glance, some design methods appear to be very similar; however, when you look more closely, you realize they serve distinct purposes. In this post, we examine eight sets of methods that fit this paradigm and offer hints to help you distinguish between them.
When the co-founders of LUMA introduced a new approach to human-centered design, they needed a way to share it with everyone. The result was a handbook, “Innovating For People,” and a set of planning cards. Today, tens of thousands of copies are being used worldwide.
An extreme fixation on financial profit yields a poverty of purpose. Meanwhile, a careful pursuit of profit and purpose returns riches beyond measure. We are increasingly challenged to make things better — beyond the measures of financial gain.
LUMA CEO Chris Pacione was a guest on the Water in Real Life podcast. Chris breaks down LUMA’s approach to design and how it applies to something humans rely on every day: water.
A small team of designers and educators set out on a mission in 2010: develop a single framework of design skills that anyone could learn and apply, regardless of their experience level. This is the story of how the LUMA System came to be.
We created a new collection of design methods to help combat racism and support diversity, equity, and inclusion. Looking for tangible ways to make a difference? These approaches may help you and your team address these complex challenges.